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Gas survey reports its first price drop of the year

Average U.S. gasoline prices have dropped more than a nickel over the past two weeks, marking their first dip since December, according to a nationwide survey published Sunday.

Zimmerman to be released on bond; Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's family

CNN — George Zimmerman is to be released on $150,000 bond, a Florida judge ruled Friday.

Obama pushes to keep low student loan rates

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will use his bully pulpit to urge lawmakers to prevent a doubling of interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.

Zimmerman to be released on bond; Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's family

CNN — George Zimmerman is to be released on $150,000 bond, a Florida judge ruled Friday.

McDonald's employee spits in customer's tea

A South Carolina McDonald's employee is charged with unlawful and malicious tampering with food after customers reported finding phlegm in their tea, deputies said.

Search under way for body of first "milk carton child"

NEW YORK -- More than three decades after a 6-year-old boy disappeared on his way to a bus stop in New York City, police and federal investigators relaunched their search for him Thursday, scouring the basement of a commercial building in Lower

Stumping in Ohio, Obama hits Romney with ‘silver spoon’

With general-election campaigns gearing up, President Obama on Wednesday aimed to craft a sharp contrast between himself and his likely GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, telling an Ohio crowd, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth

Small plane with unresponsive pilot circling over Gulf

The U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force jets are monitoring a small plane with an unresponsive pilot over the Gulf of Mexico, the services reported Thursday.

CNN Poll: Iran a bigger threat to U.S. than North Korea

CNN — Americans see Iran as a bigger threat to the United States than North Korea, according to a new poll.

TransCanada proposes new Keystone XL pipeline route

TransCanada has submitted a proposal for a new route for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to Brian McManus, a spokesman for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, the state's environmental authority.